Name: Diana Cheek Dunklau
Occupation: director of marketing and communications for the University of North Texas Honors College
Birth date and place: July 24; Flow Memorial Hospital in Denton
Family: husband, Paul; daughter, Amanda Gillespie, 27, and grandson, Noah, 3; sons, Devin Servis, 24, and Tate Servis, 21; dogs, PJ and Daisy; and cat, Leo
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: being a part of something bigger than myself.
My business philosophy is: Always find ways to say yes, until you have to say no, and then do it with compassion and problem-solving in mind.
If I could, I’d be a: fashion designer.
I’m so sick of: people who repeatedly see themselves as victims.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: author Diana Gabaldon, filmmaker/activist Michael Moore, President Bill Clinton and designer Coco Chanel.
My hobbies are: yoga, exercise, reading, listening to music and fashion.
The last book I read was: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
I wish I knew how to: speak Spanish fluently.
My worst habit is: thinking that I know what is best for someone else. I regularly remind myself that I only know life from my perspective.
Nobody knows I: carry spiders outside. I don’t kill them.
The person I most admire is: my sister, Dawn Pryor. She makes balancing family, job and friends look easy.
My guilty pleasure is: watching TV. I love TV!
I drive a: Nissan Murano.
I’d like to be driving a: bike, but I’m afraid to drive it in traffic.
I’m happiest when: I am with my husband and family on the beach.
I regret: as a teenager, being unkind to others out of jealousy and fear.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy a patch of land and put houses on it for my husband and me and each of my children.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: to save more trees around new development.
When I retire, I plan to: cook dinner most nights again.
Community activities: member of First Presbyterian Church; former board president and volunteer for Denton Christian Preschool; member of Denton Benefit League, Texas State Employees Union and member the UNT Mean Green Club